15 in BAS by Bura arrives

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I ordered this knife Monday, from regular stock.
I am delighted! I was very pleasantly surprised to see Bura's mark on the blade. Beautiful work, pretty darn sharp, too.

I am so taken with the 2 knives that arrived today, I burned my lunch
on the stove! :rolleyes:

I have a dear friend, a mentor as well, whom served in SE Asia with the 1st SF Grp., very early in the war. He always had a khukuri on his ruck, and never went camping or canoeing without it. He couldnt exactly tell me where when he got it, whether he just doesnt remember or what I dont know.
A few years back, he hired a local kid to clear some brush and such, and the Khukuri, and a Phillipine made machete disappeared. The kid would'nt own up, and neither blade has been replaced.

Well, the Khukuri will be very soon. I have found the source and craftsmen to
make that blade for my friend.

Thanks to all involved in making this blade, and sharing the gift of the kami's skill with us.

DaddyDett
 
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My first HI was a 16.5 BAS by Bura, too. A very sweet tool. a bit of a digging tool makes it great for camping use - i.e. digging latrines:-(
Watch out, HIKV is very contagious. You may already have contracted it.
 
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I took the BAS out in the yard and did a bit of lopping, just to get a feel
for it.
Man, this is a nice tool! Lopped off some 1-1.5 in white oak branches, with easy strokes. Same with a pear tree of some sort out back.
I had to get dinner going, so stopped there for now.

Easy to swing, and fits my hand nicely. The handle ring is no problem, it nestles nicely between fingers.

I am going to enjoy learning to use this blade.
DaddyDett
 
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Similar experience with my 15" BAS as well. I was able to cut through a 4-5" log with fairly little effort. I had to fiddle to get the grip right, but when I got it dialed in, it was pretty comfortable. If I had to do a lot of serious chopping, I'd probably opt for something beefier. I like the looks of the villager models as well. Even though they're just tools, I'd still feel a littly guilty about scratching up one of the pretty polished ones.
 
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